Salvatore Schillaci took the goal-scoring lead for the World Cup and lifted Italy to third place in the soccer championship Saturday night, putting in a penalty kick with six minutes left for a 2-1 victory over England.
Schillaci got his sixth goal of the tournament and fifth game-winner, but he was helped by a charitable call from referee Joel Quiniou of France. The star striker fell as he approached the net after getting tangled up with defender Paul Parker. Still, the referee awarded the penalty and Schillaci, who rarely takes them, beat Peter Shilton.Earlier, Shilton's embarrassing error cost England as Italy scored its first goal.
England tied it with 10 minutes to go on a superb pass from Tony Dorigo, making his World Cup debut, to David Platt, who put a header past goalie Walter Zenga.